across the board The computer company decided to give the workers an across -the-board increase in their
salary. (herkesi kapsayan)
at a loss We were forced to sell the computers at a big loss. (zararda olmak)
bail a company out The government decided to bail out the failing bank in order to maintain stability in the economy. ( irketi zor durumdan kurtarmak)
ball park figure/estimate The contractor gave us a ball park figure for the cost of repairing the new building. (kaba hesap, tahmini hesap)
bang for the buck We were able to get a big bang for our buck when we advertised on the Internet. (paran n kar l n almak) banker's hours My sister's husband owns his own company and is able to work banker's hours with his large staff. (k sa çal ma saatleri) bean-counter We asked the bean-counters to look over the figures in the new budget. (muhasebeci) big gun/cheese/wheel/wig The new director was a big wheel in his previous company but is not so important now. (a r top, önemli kimse)
bottom fall out/drop out When the bottom fell out of the coffee market many companies had to stop doing business. (en dibe vurmak)
bottom line When they examined the bottom line of the company they decided not to invest in it. (genellikle kar ve zarar tablosuna son sat r olarak kaydedilen ve firman n kar veya zarar n gösteren rakam) bottom out The value of the stock has begun to bottom out and should soon begin to increase in value. (en dü ük seviyeye ula mak) boys/men in the backroom The boys in the backroom told us that we must close down the factory as soon as possible. (perde arkas ndaki ki iler)
break even After only three months the company was able to break even and start making profits. (ba aba noktas ) budget squeeze/crunch We have been going through a severe budget squeeze at our company and must begin to stop spending money in a wasteful manner. (bütçe aç )
buy off The land developer tried to buy off the politician but he was not successful. (rü vet vererek elde etmek) buy out The company was bought out by a nother large company in the textile industry.
(hisselerin tamam n almak) calculated risk They took a calculated risk when they introduced the new computer screen onto the market.
carry over MEANING: save for another time
EXAMPLE: We were forced to carry over the sale to the Monday after the national holid ay.
carry over MEANING: transfer (a figure) from one column or book to another
captain of industry MEANING: a top corporation officer
EXAMPLE: The president of our company was a captain of industry and after he retired he was appointed to many government boards.
close out MEANING: sell the whole of something.EXAMPLE: Our company is still facing difficult times and we will have to carry over last year's losses to this year. sell all the goods
EXAMPLE: They decided to close out the store and sell all of the remaining stock very cheap. yenmek)
EXAMPLE: The president's new idea carried the day and everyone supported him energetically.
carry the day MEANING: win completely (galip gelmek.
carry through MEANING: put into action
EXAMPLE: The steel company carried through their plan to restructure all of their operations.
close the books MEANING: stop taking orders.
. end a bookkeeping period
EXAMPLE: They usually close the books at the end of February every year.
cold call MEANING: call a potential customer from a list of persons one has never seen
EXAMPLE: When he first started to work at his company he was asked to make cold calls using the telephone book.
come on strong MEANING: overwhelm with excessively strong language or personality
EXAMPLE: The salesman came on too strong at the meeting and angered the other members of the team.
cut corners MEANING: economize
company town MEANING: a town dominated by one industry or company
EXAMPLE: When the coal mine closed down the compa ny town faced severe economic times.MEANING: a person who always works hard and agrees with his employees
EXAMPLE: My father was a true company man and was always putting in an extra effort for his company.
cut back MEANING: use fewer or use less
EXAMPLE: The company has been cutting back on entertainment expenses for over a year now.
EXAMPLE: We have been forced to economize on stationary expenses during these severe economic times.
cut one's losses MEANING: do something to stop losing money or something
EXAMPLE: We should sell the old machinery as soon as possible and try and cut our losses.
deliver the goods MEANING: succeed in doing well what is expected
EXAMPLE: The new owner of the company is not very popular but he is able to deliver the goods.
cut off MEANING: interrupt or stop
EXAMPLE: The speech of the president was cut off when the electricity went off in the building.
fair play MEANING: justice. equal and right action to someone
EXAMPLE: The company is very good to work fo r as they always use fair play when they are bargaining with their employees.
face value MEANING: the official worth or trust of something
EXAMPLE: Although the face value of the postage stamp was very low it sold at the auction for much money.double-check MEANING: check something again to confirm
EXAMPLE: We were unable to double-check the costs of the new products before the price list was printed.
receiving money for something
EXAMPLE: The new manager has his finger in the pie in all aspects of our company's business. make progress
.figure out MEANING: find an answer by thinking about something
EXAMPLE: Everyone in our company is trying to figure out what our boss is going to do with the new equipment.
fill the bill MEANING: be just what is needed
EXAMPLE: That new machine should fill the bill as to what we need to finish the job.
gain ground MEANING: go forward.
finger in the pie MEANING: involved in what is happening.
EXAMPLE: We were unable to get the new product off the ground and will have to wait until next year.
give someone the green light MEANING: give permission to go ahead with a project
EXAMPLE: Our boss gave us the green light to begin work on the new sales promotion.
get off the ground MEANING: make a successful beginning.EXAMPLE: Our company has been gaining ground in our attempt to be the best in the industry.
get a break MEANING: get an opportunity or good deal
EXAMPLE: We were able to get a break on the price of the paint and saved a lot of money.
do as planned or agreed
EXAMPLE: We have decided not to go through with our plans to launch the new product until we have solved all of its problems.
go through with MEANING: finish.go public MEANING: sell shares of a privately owned company to the public
EXAMPLE: The stock of the Internet company rose very quickly when they went public.
heads will roll MEANING: someone will be punished
hard sell MEANING: sell something by being very aggressive
EXAMPLE: The car salesman gave us a hard sell so we decided to go to ano ther dealer.
in black and white MEANING: in writing
EXAMPLE: The company refused to deal with the cu stomer's complaints until they saw them in black and white. responsible for
EXAMPLE: My sister has been in charge of buying supplies at her company for many years.
in short supply MEANING: not enough. in less than the amount or number needed
.EXAMPLE: Heads will roll when our boss learns about the money that we have lost recently.
in charge of MEANING: in control of.
in the black MEANING: successful or making money
EXAMPLE: The new company has been in the black for over a year now.
in the market for
in stock MEANING: have something ready to sell or use
EXAMPLE: They didn't have any computer printer ribbons in stock at the store .
in the long run MEANING: in the final result
EXAMPLE: The company has been losing money recently but in the long run they should do very well.Experienced computer programmers are in short supply at our company.
MEANING: ready to buy something
EXAMPLE: We have been in the market for a new computer for a long time but still we haven't bought one.
jack up MEANING: make a price higher
in the works MEANING: in preparation. unprofitable
EXAMPLE: The company began to go into the red when the price of oil began to rise rapidly.
in the red MEANING: losing money. being planned or worked on
EXAMPLE: The camera company has a new automatic camera in the works but nobody knows about it yet.
EXAMPLE: They have been making a great effort to keep track of the number of visitors to their store.
kickback MEANING: money paid illegally for favourable treatment
keep track of MEANING: keep a count or record.EXAMPLE: The steel companies decided to jack up the price of steel at the beginning of the year.
keep books MEANING: keep records of money gained and spent
EXAMPLE: The new assistant to the sales manager has no e xperience keeping books and has made many mistakes.
mean business MEANING: be serious
EXAMPLE: Our boss means business when he tells everyone to try and work harder.
make a go of MEANING: produce good results.The construction company was taken to court for giving kickbacks to the local politicians.
number-cruncher MEANING: an accountant. succeed
EXAMPLE: Although he works very hard in his small business he has been unable to make a go of it and may soon go out of business. someone who works with numbers
EXAMPLE: Our president is a good number-cruncher and understands about the finances of our
EXAMPLE: We didn't have any supplies on hand and were unable to finish the job.company.
on the block MEANING: for sale
EXAMPLE: As soon as they purchased the company they began to put s ome of the equipment on the block.
(buy) on credit MEANING: buy something without paying cash
EXAMPLE: My friend had no money so he decided to buy the furniture on credit.
on hand MEANING: in one's possession.
MEANING: make a profit. be successful
EXAMPLE: The furniture manufacturer was unable to pay off their loan and had to go out of business.
run short MEANING: not have enough in quantity
red ink MEANING: debt (red ink on a financial statement)
EXAMPLE: The automobile company has been drown ing in red ink since the US dollar began to rise.
piece/slice of the action MEANING: a share in the activity or the profits of something
EXAMPLE: The inventor wanted a large piece of the action of the profits from the new computer that he had invented.
sell like hotcakes MEANING: sell very quickly
EXAMPLE: The children's toys were selling like hotcakes at the end of the year.EXAMPLE: They ran short of gasoline at the gas station and had to close early.
saddled with debt MEANING: burdened with debt
EXAMPLE: Our sister company is saddled with a great amount of debt and should be sold as soon as possible.
sell out MEANING: sell all of a product
EXAMPLE: Every year at least one company sells out all of their products which frustrates many
decrease in value
EXAMPLE: The stock market took a nosedive when the earnings of the oil company began to weaken.
take a nosedive MEANING: collapse.customers. fail.
sweetheart deal MEANING: a deal made between friends so that both may make a big profit
EXAMPLE: We were able to make a sweetheart deal with our landlord and got the rent grea tly reduced.
strike while the iron is hot MEANING: take advantage of an opportunity
EXAMPLE: We decided to strike while the iron was hot and began to market the product around the time of the Olympics.
take public MEANING: sell shares in a company to the general public
EXAMPLE: We decided it was necessary to take our company public in order to raise money to expand our facilities.take on MEANING: to give a job to or hire someone
EXAMPLE: The company took on many new workers during the busy holiday season.
take over MEANING: take control or possession of something. take charge or responsibility
EXAMPLE: The government decided to take over the bank after it declared bankruptcy.
take stock MEANING: count the items of merchandise or supplies in stock.
EXAMPLE: The department store closes down for 3 days every March in order to take stock.
tight spot MEANING: a difficult situation
throw money at something MEANING: try to solve a problem by spending money on it
EXAMPLE: The president of our company is willing to throw a lot of money at the problem in the hope of solving it. forbid
EXAMPLE: The managers threw cold water on the plans to close down the factory for one week in August.
throw cold water on MEANING: discourage.
write off MEANING: remove from a business record. cancel a debt
EXAMPLE: It was impossible for the bank to collect the money so they were forced to write off the loan.
turn over MEANING: to buy and then sell something to customers
EXAMPLE: The turn-over at that discount store is very rapid. develop
EXAMPLE: I spent the weekend trying to work out the budget estimates for next year.EXAMPLE: The computer manufacturing company has been in a tight spot since the shortage of computer chips appeared.
work out MEANING: plan.